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ProBlogger Turns 1

Posted By Darren Rowse 23rd of September 2005 ProBlogger Site News 0 Comments

Today ProBlogger turns 1 year old. Despite its 1465 posts it’s only a baby still.

I thought I’d do the normal celebratory thing and post a list of the 20 most popular posts from the last year (in no particular order). Feel free to nominate your favorite ProBlogger moments/posts/series in comments below if you’re in the mood for a little ProBlogger celebration also.

  1. Blogging for Dollars – One of the posts that started me off on the ProBlogging journey. While it appears here on this blog on 23 September it was actually written a couple of years ago on one of my other blogs and transferred here (as were quite a few of my first posts).
  2. Adsense Tips for Bloggers Series – Another older series of posts – popular in search engines but also because its up there at the top of my blog
  3. Monkey Bar Blogging – A post about not racing into ProBlogging full time without making sure you’ve got something to keep you going first (I send people to this post every week)
  4. 2005 Business Underblogger Awards – a Meme I ran earlier this year to highlight some of the less popular but great quality business blogs going around (it’ll be an anual award that I run)
  5. Positioning Your Adsense Ads – Very popular post – along with the whole Adsense category on this blog
  6. How Much Do I Earn from Blogging – This is a summary post that links to some of my posts talking about my earnings levels – they’d have to be among the most popular posts on the whole blog.
  7. How the Most Highly Visited Blogs Earn Money – An analysis of some of the most popular blogs going around and how they generate some amazing amounts of cold hard cash.
  8. Search Engine Optimization for Blogs – Basic Solid tips on how to get your blog climbing the Search Engines
  9. The Importance of Title Tags in Search Engine Optimization – Amazing how simple tips can have an impact – I got a lot of positive feedback from this one.
  10. One Blog Many Categories or Many Blogs? – This topic always generates a lot of discussion – we’ve talked about it numerous times on ProBlogger and it always causes controversy.
  11. What’s wrong with Blogging? – What happens when you give bloggers an opportunity to tell each other what they don’t like about blogging? An interesting conversation happens.
  12. 10 Tips for Using Affiliate Programs on your Blog – As the header say – going beyond Adsense and BlogAds to affiliate programs.
  13. Blogging in Formation – Lessons from a Goose – One of my famous (or should that be infamous) ‘tangent posts’ about being like Geese with our blogging.
  14. Principles of Choosing a Profitable Blog Topic – Another post that caused some ripples.
  15. Converting One off Visitors to your Blog into Regular Readers – A post I often refer people to that goes beyond attracting people to your blog to examining how to keep them there.
  16. 31 Days to building a Better Blog – A recent meme that generated some of the best posts I’ve ever seen on blogging – most of which were written on readers blogs.
  17. Blog Case Study – Is it Time to Quit? – I was surprised by how many people jumped onto this case study of a blogger who was quitting blogging and why he failed.
  18. Strategic Blogging – part of the 31 Days series that generated a lot of interest.
  19. Generate a High Quantity of Content Series – an older series of posts on increasing your post numbers.
  20. Declaring War on Blog Apathy – another 31 Days series that actually helped me out of a bit of a blogging slump that I was in at the time.

I want to finish this post by saying that ProBlogger is the blog I’m most proud of – I enjoy it so much. A massive part of my love for it is the community that has been forming here. While the above posts might have been popular – what I’m most proud of about the blog is the collective wisdom and community spirit that I sense. I am continually getting feedback from readers that comments from other readers and friendships with other readers have helped them so much in their blogger – this is what it’s all about.

Here’s to another year with more of the same!

About Darren Rowse
Darren Rowse is the founder and editor of ProBlogger Blog Tips and Digital Photography School. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
  1. Happy Birthday Problogger!! :)

  2. I just read a few posts and I really enjoyed them…but strangely I didn’t seem to see any comma’s in them. What’s up with that?

    One more thing – So you don’t get the wrong idea. I thought your writing flowed and was a pleasant – easy and well thought out read. Does this mean I should stop using comma’s?

  3. I guess its about finding your own personal style and then going with it.

    I tend to use ‘-‘ or ‘….’ I guess

  4. dhanraj poojari says: 09/10/2006 at 1:46 am

    Am getting the hang of what blogging is all about ,and what potential it has
    for people with skill to write .. Thanks problogger for all your assistance.

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